Juliet, Nearly a Vet Convention
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where the Wild Things Are
Tickets available until 16 December 2017 11:00 AM
Calling all aspiring vets! You are invited to Rebecca Johnson's "Nearly a Vet" convention!
All participants will receive a "Nearly a Vet" kit to take home, which includes a proper child-sized heavy duty lab coat, a working stethoscope, notepad, thermometer, syringe pen, gloves, a mask, and more!
Bring a stuffed animal with you and come practise your vetting skills with other "Nearly Vets". Learn about the things that real vets do. You'll also get some tips on great story writing and character development.
About Juliet, Nearly a Vet:
Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet!
My best friend Chelsea and I love animals. I have a dog, Curly, and two guinea pigs, but we need more pets if I'm going to learn to be a vet.
Join Juliet on her exciting adventures as a trainee vet in this wonderful story collection that includes pet sleepovers, pony shows, helping baby farm animals being born in Spring and caring for wildlife injured in bushfires.
About Rebecca Johnson:
Rebecca Johnson is an author, part-time primary school science teacher and mother of two. She believes her love of telling stories actually began right back in high school, inspired by hearing, then repeating, a good joke. She went on to become a teacher and has now written over 100 books. Rebecca regularly visits schools in around Australia, presenting writing workshops to inspire children of all ages to read and write. (See Workshops) Her past experience as a wildlife carer has given her an extra insight into the behaviour of our native animals, giving her fiction stories a taste of realism. Rebecca won 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Teaching Science.
Published by Penguin Random House and illustrated by Kyla May, her latest series, Juliet – Nearly a Vet has received a large number of excellent reviews as well as individual books in the series winning the 2017 and 2014 Wilderness Society Environment Awards for Children’s Literature, being twice nominated for the CBCA younger readers category (2014 and 2015), and nominated for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (2014). This series will soon be published in Norwegian, Czech, Slovak and Portuguese. She was inspired to write this series by her own childhood experiences of growing up next door to a retired vet, and the experiences of her own children and their love of animals, both living and prehistoric.